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Lake Tahoe Friday fact

How did the name Tahoe originate and what does it mean? The name Tahoe comes from a mispronunciation of the Washoe Native American name for Lake Tahoe, da ow a ga, which means, “edge of the lake.” Fact credit: TahoeFacts.com

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Lake Tahoe Friday fact

Why is Lake Tahoe called the “Lake of the Sky?” The water surface of Lake Tahoe sits at an average elevation of 6,225.1 ft or 1.2 miles above sea level. This creates the metaphorical and poetic name, “Lake of the … Continue reading

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Lake Tahoe Friday fact

How did Lake Tahoe form? About 3 to 3.5 million years ago, a system of north-south trending faults (fractures in the earth’s crust) began moving. The upward movement of the surrounding mountains and the downward fall of the valley bottom … Continue reading

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